Nigeria to end $800m a year wheat import from Russia

The Federal Government is putting measures in place to curtail $800 million on wheat importation from Russia.
  According to the Foreign Affairs Minister of State Hajiya Khadija Abba-Ibrahim, the meaure is expected to preserve foreign exchange for the country.
  Speaking in Abuja at the weekend, the Minister explained that Nigeria spent $880 million on wheat imports last year and has already spent $660 million this year.
Under the proposed arrangement, the minister explained that Nigeria would henceforth invite Russians to help improve the country’s agricultural productivity.
 The Minister said: “We import a lot of wheat from Russia and we are telling Russia that this has to stop.We want the Russian companies and farmers to come to Nigeria to show us how we can grow our agriculture sector with modern technology.”